Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 10,054,871

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.